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Available on:PlayStation 4Sep 30, 2016
Xbox OneSep 30, 2016
PCFeb 5, 2016
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Firaxis Games

Publisher: 2K Games

Genres: Strategy, Turn-Based Strategy

XCOM 2 is the sequel to the 2012 Game of the Year, award-winning strategy game, XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Earth has changed. Twenty years have passed since world leaders offered an unconditional surrender to alien forces and XCOM, the planet’s last line of defense, was left decimated and scattered. Now the aliens rule Earth, building shining cities that promise a brilliant future for humanity on the surface, while concealing a sinister agenda below and eliminating all who dissent from their new order. Only those who live at the edges of the world have a margin of freedom. Here, a force gathers once again to stand up for humanity. Always on the run, the remnant XCOM forces must find a way to rise from the ashes, expose the insidious truth behind the occupation, and eliminate the alien threat once and for all.

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9.3 / 10.0
Dan Stapleton

With a focus on variety and replayability, this sequel has an answer to most of my complaints about 2012's excellent XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and aside from some mostly cosmetic bugs, it comes together brilliantly. Thanks to a new spin on the same great tactical combat, plus unpredictable maps and randomized objectives and loot, XCOM 2 is an amazing game I'll easily put hundreds of hours into.

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Punishing and precise, Firaxis has created one of the most demanding - and thrilling - strategy games ever.

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Exceptionally tough, rewarding strategy and a masterful reworking of the XCOM formula. We'll play this forever.

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With an arsenal of new gadgets and upgrades at your disposal, XCOM 2 feels like XCOM: Enemy Unknown with a million mods enabled, creating a deep and engrossing strategy game.

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